Whitehill Primary School

History

At Whitehill Primary School, our intent is that our teaching of history will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim for it to inspire pupil’s curiosity about the past and create a desire to find out more about a historical moment. We aim to enable children to ask critical questions, weigh evidence and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of history, we endeavour to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change and the diversity between different societal groups. This is alongside understanding their own identity, place in the world and the challenges of their time.  We use Cornerstones as a foundation to allow us to provide progression and sequential learning throughout the school.

We want our children to be inquisitive and to question the information they are presented with to further their historical understanding.   History explores culture, beliefs and values that help pupils to develop an understanding of themselves and others; pupils learn about similarities, differences and diversity and how we live in an interdependent global world.   We want children to understand how they, their family and friends are linked to the historical fabric of the local area, country and the world. 

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Coverage

Cornerstones